Can you hear that? Listen.
Sweet, sweet and very needed rain. I can hear the plants sighing with relief and guzzling down the cool drops. The frogs are happy, snails too.
It’s dark and a little muggy, but that’s February right. And it’s cooler than it has been. Deeply pleasing.
I’ve got some of the indoor plants out for a shower and drink too, they deadset love it. Make sure you pop yours out too. I also chuck out my succulent wreath underneath the drain pipe for a big drink. The one I made with Mrs Munro all those years ago is still going strong.
I am, however, not happy with the weather situ in the next few days. It’s going to be hot again. Nay, HOTTER. Almost 40. It’s not ok for my garden or for my sanity. I also seem to have picked up some kind of heat rash scenario between a fat roll on my ribs and my boobs, you know that particularly dark area? Doesn’t get a lot of fresh air and sunrise and it’s most unattractive. So for the sake of my fat roll rash, can we please head towards Autumn now many thanks.
Now, Old Liz yesterday celebrated her Sapphire Jubliee. What a milestone! The only Royal to have ever achieved this. Did you see the photo released by the Royal Family?
Resplendent in sapphires that her Father, the late King George gave her on her wedding day. Honestly I love her. As you know I have recently completely gorged on The Crown on Netflix. And I’m not alone. Check out this hilarious message I got yesterday from a reader:
“I was wondering if you could offer some advice about an affliction I seem to be suffering from? You see, after I saw your post, I started watching The Crown on Netflix last week (I am now up to S1 Episode 7). After watching, I seem to act differently. Be aware, I can’t seem to shake this darn British accent for at least a few hours after each viewing, but there is more. This morning, after I woke early to fold the washing and sneak in a half hour of The Crown, I went to wake my eight year old daughter and she asked why I used a recording of the bagpipes to wake her. I told her I knew this was how The Queen woke and from now on, we would be doing so too. She asked me why I was speaking funny and asked if I felt ok. Now dear Beth, my question is this – should I cease all viewing of this series in case the speaking and other afflictions take hold, or will this condition abate once my life returns to normal at the end of the season? I believe I have three and a half episodes to go. You advice will be greatly appreciated in this time of need.”
Gosh it made me laugh. I was late to the party, but boy am I glad I went there.
I loved every minute of it. Every minute! As did Rob.
And now I am a little obsessed trying to go back and research about this or that, it’s doing wonders for my history!
Lillibet just before her 21st birthday…
And how about Elizabeth and Margaret (fagging on God love her) and the Good Captain Townsend standing! Poor GCT…I wonder whatever became of him.
In any case, I reckon if you haven’t watched it do so. I beg of you. See? I start to talk like the Royals. It’s very good.
There’s a new season coming out in November.
Also, anyone who was as worried about old Liz as I was over Christmas and the New Year period as she missed Mass at Sandringham etc, here she is just 2 days ago. She’s OK. Phew.
I also watched The Girl on the Train on the weekend. I meant to read the book (got about 2 chapters in then promptly stopped). It was a good watch..not sure how readers of the book felt with the adaptation though. Have you watched it?
Also! Going to see The Boss tonight in the big smoke with Rob and one of my oldest mates and her husband. Can’t wait! It’s been a while between shows and it feels cheeky escaping mid week. I will be tested with the no drinking though, it calls for a celebratory champers doesn’t it? This will be my first hurdle. Wish me luck.
I also need luck with some awful internet at home. I’m in a hot spot situ off the phone which is NOT IDEAL. All of a sudden it has turned to shite. Oh Telstra, why? WHY?!
How’s your Tuesday travelling?
Anyone else dealing with unsightly fat roll rashes?
Dusting up on your Monarch history?
Seen The Boss?
Frustrated by shit internet? ME TOO.